Dave just brought up how interesting (and not intuitive) it is that you use green under and around the skin, but your subjects don't look sick. :) Pretty cool, from two non-painters' perspectives.
Thanks. It is weird. Most of the right side of her face under the pastels is shades of green marker. On the left side there's barely any marker except some pink ( cheeks, chin and around the eye) and dark blue (in the hair and in the iris). I think the green really helps me make the shadows work. I learned this concept from the Verdaccio class I took last August. One of these times I'll take a picture of the under sketch before I add color. It looks pretty funky. I LOVE working this way.